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League of Legends (LoL) Question: Zz'Rot Portal or Abyssal Mask on Rammus?

Posted in Champions | Tags: Abyssal Mask Rammus Zz'Rot Portal 4,871

  • Corvux

    Zz'Rot Portal or Abyssal Mask on Rammus?

    Since I could remember, people say that Abyssal Mask it's the best item to get more MR for Rammus.
    Anyway, I have found on Zz'Rot Portal a useful item to the fact that I can get Armor Synergy with Defensive Ball Curl and Spiked Shell, and more presence on the map due to the extra movement speed and line presure with the Zz'Rot Portal active: "Void Gate".

  • Answers (4)

    Prate_k (24) | December 26, 2018 3:45pm
    Go for Abyssal Mask, more magic damage onto taunted targets, i think it also includes the return damage from thornmail, it heals you which is important because in most cases you will be in the middle of the fights. CDR and mana restore are also a plus.
    Corvux (9) | December 28, 2018 6:57am
    I'm still looking for other options, something different.
    Anyway thanks for taking your time to read it!
    Remmehkube (8) | December 28, 2018 1:27am
    I think the op just wants to advertise his guide.
    Corvux (9) | December 28, 2018 6:55am
    What I'm trying to do is invite people to think about great and different ideas to breake the meta for this Season 9. Which is valid, so I put my option and point of view on the table.
    Mabye, is just that you think too much... :P
    ninja8135 (6) | December 28, 2018 6:34am
    Zz'Rot Portal is almost exclusively for split pushing champs, of which Rammus rarely is. The only time I would buy this item on Rammus is if you needed to split push for your team, which should be never. Even in that situation, I still argue other items would be better. I recommend Dead Man's Plate for the bonus movement speed and extra damage. If you want an item with dual resists, take Gargoyle Stoneplate. It is much more useful as it will give you insane tankiness when you engage, which is your primary job on Rammus. And generally Abyssal Mask is the best MR item for the extra 15% magic damage increase, since all the damage your abilities deal is magic damage. The only exception is if they have something like a Teemo, Brand, or Karthus that are fed. In this case Adaptive Helm may be better to mitigate the DOT effects.
    Corvux (9) | December 28, 2018 6:50am
    I use also the Dead Man's Plate with Rammus. I'll try again with the Gargoyle Stoneplate, looks like a very good option for me.
    Thanks for taking the time to answer with a nice point of view!
    Hamstertamer (74) | December 26, 2018 12:20pm
    ZZrot on Rammus? It's a bit awkward to buy a split pushing item on a champion made to engage teamfights...
    Corvux (9) | December 26, 2018 12:44pm
    I know it may be a little bit awkward when you hear about this for the first time, but Zz'Rot Portal have also other benefits that fits perfect on Rammus! And it's very simple to play.
      Try it, and tell me what you think!
    Remmehkube (8) | December 26, 2018 1:31pm
    You only get the extra movementspeed near turrets, so for defensive and ms purposes I'd go rightious glory which provides hp, regen, armour and CDR aswell as an pretty sick engage. (no MR though)

    And if your already build this item before your going ZZroth then the movementspeed you get from zz is unnoticable compared to rightious glory.

    Also, the item discription of zzroth reads that the extra movement speed you get builds up over 2 seconds, instead of giving an imiidiate boost.
    So on rammus you should be barely able to use it as your rarely near an turret and dont want to wait for those 2 seconds when you do get close enough.

    So besides it only working near turrets the movement speed bonus is situational since 2 seconds is a pretty long time before you get the full bonus.

    Compare this with an item that provides a bit of healing as you spend mana, aswell as 15% extra magic damage to enemies that are around you then my opinion is that Abyssal seems to be the most logical choice if your looking for something that gives MR (passing up 15% extra damage if you have AP mid and support/top ftl)

    I'd probably only get zzroth on Rammus as an greed item if I'm ahead anyway and my team is mainly ad champions.
    Corvux (9) | December 26, 2018 3:47pm
    Abyssal Mask it's a nice item, I do agree with that. But try to forget everything for a moment and check this:

    - About base health regeneration: With Abyssal Mask you use for example a maxed Powerball, that means 80 mana cost and you will get +16 every 6 seconds, and is nice. But with Zz'Rot Portal you have 125% base health regeneration, it means a minimun +18 per second, for a total of +108 in 6 seconds out of combat. Beautiful!

    - Regarding the movement speed near turrets (It's Secondary): Try to take advantage of Zz'Rot Portal passive by using your Powerball you can get up to 1200 in no time if you go to assist a line becuse it "builds +20% of movement speed", that will decay if you are not near the turret, destroyed turrets and Void Gates in 2 seconds.

    - Now +350 Health or extra +55 Armor that will give you more synergy with Rammus abilities like Spiked Shell and Defensive Ball Curl, it means also lot of extra damage. And try to combine that with Ravenous Hunter, every time you use your Defensive Ball Curl on a team fight you will have a lot of sustain too. An excellent Juggernaut!

    - Finally CDR or a "Void Gate" that is perfect to melt turrets, create some distraction and push lines?

    I try Zz'Rot Portal, works so fine and it's fun to play!
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